Monday, January 13, 2014

ROUNDHOUSE ROUNDUP: The Treasurer Candidates Spat

It must be frustrating for candidates in down-ballot races to draw attention to their races.

Take the office of state treasurer for instance. Though handling the state’s money is an extremely important job, usually the treasurer campaign is pretty sedate. However, a couple of treasurer candidates, Democrats John Wertheim and Tim Eichenberg, actually caught my eye last week with a bitter email spat.

The third Democratic treasurer contender, former Bernalillo County Treasurer Patrick Padilla, didn’t get drawn into this scuffle.

In a fundraising email, Wertheim, a former state Democratic Party chairman, started with a question:

“Ever heard of Harold Morgan?”

For the rest, see the full version in The Santa Fe New Mexican.